RHEL 4 : util-linux (RHSA-2007:0235)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated util-linux package that corrects a security issue and fixes
several bugs is now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

The util-linux package contains a collection of basic system
utilities.

A flaw was found in the way the login process handled logins which did
not require authentication. Certain processes which conduct their own
authentication could allow a remote user to bypass intended access
policies which would normally be enforced by the login process.
(CVE-2006-7108)

This update also fixes the following bugs :

* The partx, addpart and delpart commands were not documented.

* The 'umount -l' command did not work on hung NFS mounts with cached
data.

* The mount command did not mount NFS V3 share where sec=none was
specified.

* The mount command did not read filesystem LABEL from unpartitioned
disks.

* The mount command did not recognize labels on VFAT filesystems.

* The fdisk command did not support 4096 sector size for the '-b'
option.

* The mount man page did not list option 'mand' or information about
/etc/mtab limitations.

All users of util-linux should upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-7108.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0235.html

Solution :

Update the affected util-linux package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25139 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-7108